…dissent was the highest form of patriotism?
Either does Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, who compares the opposition he receives as head of a lobotomized blue state with what happens in Washington:
“It seems like child’s play compared to what is going on in Washington, where it is almost at the level of sedition, it feels to like me,” Patrick said.
Merriam-Webster.com, the dictionary site, defines sedition as “incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority.”
But for goodness’ sake, don’t question his patriotism!
After the forum, Patrick explained his remarks.
“I think that the number of people in the Grand Old Party who seem to be absolutely committed to saying ‘no,’ whenever he says ‘yes,’ no matter what it is, even if it’s an idea that they came up with, is just extraordinary,” the governor told reporters after the forum.
If everything he says and does wrong (and everything he takes from us is used to soften things up for something equally loathsome), then why should we say “yes”? For the sake of Deval Patrick?
But did the opposition really border on sedition?
“That was a rhetorical flourish,” Patrick said.
Deval Patrick’s mother swims after troop ships.
That’s a rhetorical flourish.